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CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: BlackRock Announces Quarterly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds

Friday, December 17, 2010

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: BlackRock Announces Quarterly Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) Funds16:34 EST Friday, December 17, 2010TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2010) - A correction from source is being issued with respect to the BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited release that was issued December 17th, 2010 at 14:17 ET. The fund name under the symbol XTR was called iShares S&P/TSX Income Trust Index Fund but should have been iShares Diversified Monthly Income Fund. The correct version follows:(TSX:XAL)(TSX:XBB)(TSX:XBZ)(TSX:XCB)(TSX:XCG)(TSX:XCH)(TSX:XCR)(TSX:XCS)(TSX:XCV)(TSX:XDV)(TSX:XEG)(TSX:XEM)(TSX:XEN)(TSX:XFN)(TSX:XGB)(TSX:XGC)(TSX:XGD)(TSX:XGR)(TSX:XHB)(TSX:XHY)(TSX:XIC)(TSX:XID)(TSX:XIG)(TSX:XIN)(TSX:XIT)(TSX:XIU)(TSX:XLA)(TSX:XLB)(TSX:XMA)(TSX:XMD)(TSX:XPF)(TSX:XRB)(TSX:XRE)(TSX:XSB)(TSX:XSP)(TSX:XSU)(TSX:XTR)(TSX:XWD)BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited announced today the fourth quarter 2010 cash distributions to holders of iShares Funds. Unitholders of record on December 30, 2010 will receive cash distributions payable on December 31, 2010. The ex-dividend date will be December 24, 2010. These cash distributions do not include the estimated annual reinvested distributions which are reported in a separate press release. Details of the fourth quarter per unit cash distributions are as follows: Fund NameFund TickerCash Distribution Per Unit ($)iShares Alternatives Completion Portfolio Builder FundXAL0.60277iShares DEX Universe Bond Index FundXBB0.09985iShares MSCI Brazil Index FundXBZ0.51774iShares DEX All Corporate Bond Index FundXCB0.08068iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Growth Index FundXCG0.01085iShares China Index FundXCH0.10223iShares Conservative Core Portfolio Builder FundXCR0.30085iShares S&P®/TSX® SmallCap Index FundXCS0.11220iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Value Index FundXCV0.14549iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index FundXDV0.04680iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index FundXEG0.09486iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index FundXEM0.16402iShares Jantzi Social Index FundXEN0.07146iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index FundXFN0.02944iShares DEX All Government Bond Index FundXGB0.06232iShares Global Completion Portfolio Builder FundXGC0.41016iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index FundXGD-iShares Growth Core Portfolio Builder FundXGR0.37896iShares DEX HYBrid Bond Index FundXHB0.09247iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XHY0.11776iShares S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index FundXIC0.11272iShares S&P CNX Nifty India Index FundXID-iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index FundXIG0.08100iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XIN0.11935iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index FundXIT-iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index FundXIU0.10380iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index FundXLA0.23850iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index FundXLB0.07738iShares S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index FundXMA-iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index FundXMD0.13130iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XPF0.06785iShares DEX Real Return Bond Index FundXRB0.24326iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index FundXRE0.06789iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index FundXSB0.08107iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XSP0.11493iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund (CAD-Hedged)XSU0.10802iShares Diversified Monthly Income FundXTR0.06000iShares MSCI World Index FundXWD0.17530Further information on iShares funds can be found at BlackRockBlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At September 30, 2010, BlackRock's AUM was $3.446 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients' needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions™. Headquartered in New York City, as of September 30, 2010, the firm has approximately 8,900 employees in 24 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at iShares ETFsThe iShares business is a global product leader in ETFs with over 410 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 16 exchanges worldwide. The iShares funds are bought and sold like common stocks on securities exchanges. The iShares funds are attractive to many individual and institutional investors and financial intermediaries because of their relative low cost, tax efficiency and trading flexibility. Investors can purchase and sell securities through any brokerage firm, financial advisor, or online broker, and hold the funds in any type of brokerage account. The iShares customer base consists of the institutional segment of pension plans and fund managers, as well as the retail segment of financial advisors. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Veritas CommunicationsContact for Media:Pat Bolland416-640-3306 or C -